It looks like a horror movie, of companies in which employees are treated as slaves with offices as small as closets, but nothing is further from reality. We have looked for seven examples of small offices that you can install at home in any corner and that do not occupy more than a closet.
Working at home is a privilege for many. Because although it has some negative things (especially in the matter of schedules), it also has many good things. You avoid the displacements, the interruptions of the companions, you listen to the music that you want, you put the heating and the air conditioning to the temperature that you want… But to work at home, you have to have an adequate workspace.
This collection of mini furniture so original is inspired by notebooks and at the time that is already back to school. Cork covered furniture can be very practical as well as fun. The Swedish design studio Swedish Ninja recently launched two products that fuse metal and cork bases with colored specks to give life to its interior.
IED Innovation Lab is an initiative launched by the IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) with the intention of putting into practice the value of design in times of transformation in other areas such as technology, business, the environment or the city. IED Innovation Lab has been conceived, as explained by its creators, as a Design playground for transformation projects.
Working at home has its good things and its bad things. Among the good ones, that you set the pace of work, the schedules, you can't stand anyone, you put the heating to the temperature you want, you do not waste time in transport, you listen to the music you want ... Among the negative aspects, spending many hours alone, that sometimes you do not know when to cut, that everyone thinks that you are available for everything because you are lucky to work at home ... But without a doubt, an important part of working at home is comfortable and above all, that is productive, is to equip a suitable work zone.
Undoubtedly, new technologies and the digital world are revolutionizing the world of work and as a consequence, a cultural revolution is also taking place in companies that affects the design and organization of offices. Only with a good workspace can you get more corporate commitment and less work absenteeism by employees.
Dynamism, agility, flexibility, creativity, disruption, leadership, innovation. Startups carry in their DNA all these features but these are not only achieved thanks to the dynamism of their entrepreneurs, but the work space plays a fundamental role in shaping the behavior of workers.
Many people work for hours sitting at an office table, a position that can eventually cause serious health problems. The importance in the height of the table, the computer and the comfort of a work chair is such that the idea of investing in this type of quality furniture should not be overlooked.
Living Lab is a new space located in the Support Center for Technological Innovation in Pozuelo de Alarcón, created to place the Innovation and Entrepreneurship team of the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM). The format chosen by the University is a coworking space that has the space openly and that seeks to serve as an impulse for the differentiating talent that arises around the university, and as an added stimulus to the new entrepreneurs who pass each year through these initiatives
The new SEB headquarters, a leading Scandinavian entity in financial services, has recently opened its new headquarters in Arenastaden, near Stockholm. The building, which houses approximately 4,500 employees, has a total of 100,000 square meters built on open floors. What SEB wanted for the reform was a classic and modern Scandinavian design: an office that, both in appearance and functionality, was up to date for the next twenty years.
The transformation of the working world has significantly changed our work environment. Collaboration and innovation needs have increased significantly in companies, resulting in open-plan offices where collaborating and working as a team becomes easier. However, while increasing open offices, workers complain about a growing lack of concentration and privacy, motivated by the noise and disruptions to which they are exposed.
In the neighborhood of Justicia, (corner of Fenando VI with Hortaleza) one of the coolest neighborhoods in Madrid, we find Number16School, an English academy that needs to look twice to realize that it is not a desirable cafeteria, or another of the decoration shops that fill the adjoining premises.
The HKS architecture studio has refurbished an old steam factory and an old brutalist office building located in downtown Toledo, a city in northwestern Ohio, to make it the current headquarters of Promédica, a non-profit pharmaceutical . The old factory is a protected building originally designed by Daniel Burnham in 1896 Burnham was one of the best-known architects and urban planners of the Chicago school (responsible for the skyscrapers of Chicago and New York) and the architect among others, of the Flatiron de New York
Coworking is more fashionable than ever. In the cities, centers where freelancers, freelancers, SMEs and liberal professions share space and services do not stop emerging. Today we go to Piedmont 23 to know a new coworking center that carries sustainability as a flag. The center, belonging to Impact Hub, is part of this company's expansion plan, and has a lively and versatile design that we loved.
The creativity of some people who manage to transform things to give them a totally unexpected turn has always seemed fascinating. The restoration projects can be surprising but they are even more so for me when we go beyond the restoration and enter new ways.
Prefabricated transport containers have been transformed into two-story classrooms to offer a quick solution to the shortage of space on the Bard College campus in Hudson Valley, New York. When they started having space problems in the Hudson Valley campus classrooms, the school representatives turned to MB Architecture for a quick and effective solution to solve their lack of space problem.
On Mondays it is difficult to resume the daily routine and return to work, but it always costs a little less if we have the office well decorated and set so that it is a pleasant and cozy place that facilitates the tasks and interaction with colleagues. Today we bring you one of those spaces to work that can inspire us all to improve the neustro, Surman Weston has turned a Victorian church in Islington, London, into a colorful coworking space that also functions as the office of the architecture studio.
Many of us are interested, on the morning of a Monday, to find inspiration that allows us to improve our work spaces from a comfort and style point of view. So today we are going to see how are the offices of Renault is an innovative brand, which seeks to make life easy for its customers and passionate in everything it does.
Furniture with natural woods and recycled materials, natural lighting, vertical gardens, landscaped terraces, orchards, plants, fountains, exterior views and outdoor spaces where to take a break are some of the new resources of the offices of the future, or rather , now of the present.
Nothing better to start with energy on Monday than some original idea to give a renewed air to the office and at the same time make it more functional. All mega-trend studies in relation to the workplace point to the importance of information flows and an increase in collaborative work, which opens the door to the development of flexible and intuitive products that allow optimizing the use of spaces.
To commemorate Cassina's 90th anniversary, the company hired its Art Director, architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, to renovate its historic headquarters in Meda, Italy. The project included the restoration of the entrance to the courtyard and the creation of a new common area to welcome guests, while breathing new life in these special venues.